Former president Jimmy Carter gave a lecture to journalists about racist Republicans and Trump supporters, and New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein lapped it up religiously: “Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Carter Plans Conference to Promote Unity.” The text box to Tuesday’s story paraphrased Carter’s words of wisdom: “Saying the country has ‘reawakened’ in a bitter political climate.
By Curtis Houck | | May 24, 2016 | 9:42 PM EDT
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews provided a laundry list of quotable utterances on Tuesday night that began right from the start when he likened the Clintons to “used cars” being “total[ed]” by Donald Trump by bringing up the Clinton’s checkered pasts and later when he compared Trump and Bernie Sanders to politicians in Third World countries.
By NB Staff | | May 24, 2016 | 9:00 PM EDT
“Bernie Sanders easily won the Oregon primary last week. Exit polls revealed that most of his voters have never heard of Venezuela.” - NewsBusted’s Jody Miller
By Jack Coleman | | May 24, 2016 | 7:33 PM EDT
On this, all can agree -- when Rachel Maddow stumbles, it's not for lack of intelligence. Through relentless branding, MSNBC has convinced its viewers and many others who should know better that Maddow is the smartest person in television, or at least on MSNBC at any given moment.
Which leads to an awkward conclusion -- when Maddow commits not one but two egregious errors of omission in the same report, it is not through stupidity. That is simply not possible. Such are the pitfalls of embodying her specific brand.
By Randy Hall | | May 24, 2016 | 6:37 PM EDT
During Monday evening's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly clashed with DeRay Mckesson, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, over the decision handed down that morning finding Officer Edward Nero “not guilty” in the death of Freddie Gray.
Mckesson first noted: “What we know to be true is that Freddie Gray should be alive today, and what the judge said today was that Officer Nero was not found criminally responsible.” Kelly later asked her guest: “Don't you see a danger to the community if we start locking up cops for making a bad judgment call?”
By Tim Graham | | May 24, 2016 | 6:31 PM EDT
The New York Times still treats Jimmy Carter like a world-class humanitarian...and never as an uncivil partisan scold. The headline on Tuesday was “Jimmy Carter, Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Plans Baptist Conference for Unity.” Religion reporter Laurie Goodstein began with the sugar: "Former President Jimmy Carter, who has long put religion and racial reconciliation at the center of his life, is on a mission to heal a racial divide...."
By Scott Whitlock | | May 24, 2016 | 5:33 PM EDT
When liberal MSNBC provides more balanced coverage than NBC, you know there’s a problem. On Monday night, Nightly News completely ignored the gaffe of Barack Obama’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs comparing wait time for medical treatment to that of lines at Disneyland. On Tuesday, the Today show, a four hour-long program, allowed a scant 35 seconds on the controversial remarks. Yet, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell actually grilled Secretary Robert McDonald.
By Edgard Portela | | May 24, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT
Coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s video messages to the 2016 meeting of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) on the nation’s top Spanish-language network was remarkable for totally failing to point out how the two candidates align with the organization’s stated policy priorities.
By Matthew Balan | | May 24, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield acted like a hired gun for Hillary Clinton's campaign on her Legal View program on Tuesday. Banfield claimed that Donald Trump "twisted" Bill Clinton's past sex scandals into an attack on Mrs. Clinton, and played up how he once stated that "Paula Jones is a loser, and people would have been more forgiving if Bill had had affairs with more glamorous women." She confronted Sam Clovis, Trump's national co-chair: "What are you doing in this campaign when it's Donald Trump who attacked the women; and you're going after Hillary's husband, who's not running for president?"
By Kristine Marsh | | May 24, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT
During Tuesday’s primary coverage on CNN, Brooke Baldwin silenced a conservative pundit after she brought up Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults against women. Baldwin brought on liberal commentator and former Obama Administration official Van Jones and Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway to discuss if Trump’s latest attacks against Hillary Clinton as an “enabler” would “backfire” on him. Baldwin touted that Clinton was a victim, and visibly appeared disgusted after Conway brought up Bill Clinton history with women. Finally, Baldwin shushed Conway and wouldn’t let her finish her point, saying, “We’re not airing all this dirty laundry here. I can’t believe we’re going there.”
By Kyle Drennen | | May 24, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
In a contentious interview with Bernie Sanders aired on Tuesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker demanded the socialist senator pledge to support Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party: “Would you pledge to Democrats that you’re gonna campaign for Secretary Clinton?...Do you feel a sense of loyalty to the Democratic Party? What would you say to Democrats who have that question?”
By Curtis Houck | | May 24, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
After a network blackout on Monday night of news that the FBI has been investigating Democratic Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (Va.) for possible illegal campaign donations, ABC and CBS kept the streak alive on Tuesday morning as Good Morning America and CBS This Morning made no mention of the government probe. In contrast, NBC’s Today provided a full report from Justice correspondent Pete Williams that correctly labeled Clinton friend McAuliffe as not only a Democrat but “former chairman of the Democratic Party and co-chair of Hillary's 2008 campaign” for president.
By Daniel Garza | | May 24, 2016 | 3:23 PM EDT
A fresh article from the Washington Post titled ‘Getting a photo ID so you can vote is easy. Unless you’re poor, black, Latino or elderly’ purports to establish that voter ID laws are inherently discriminatory against minorities. Towards that end, the bulk of the article presents the hardship stories of three prospective voters who struggled to obtain a state-issued I.D (all seniors, incidentally, ages 65, 72, and 85). Another insinuation? These are all voters Republicans would love to keep away from the voting booth. The article essentially parrots the Left’s case against ID laws, that requiring an I.D is a particular affront to minorities. Why? How little do liberals think of minorities that they honestly believe something as simple as obtaining an I.D can be too much for minorities to handle?
By Curtis Houck | | May 24, 2016 | 2:36 PM EDT
The Washington Post released late Thursday for Friday’s print edition a surprising poll that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the term “redskins” which dealt the apologist liberal media a massive blow in their quest to force the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name. In the days since, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC saw no reason to inform their viewers of this survey that was a blow to their narrative that such terminology is not only offensive but extremely hateful.
By Kristine Marsh | | May 24, 2016 | 2:35 PM EDT
For some reason, Bernie Sanders agreed to appear on The View Tuesday morning, after already facing hostile questions from the panel in previous interviews. He was in for another confrontational conversation, where each host grilled him on why he hadn’t dropped out of the race already. Clinton defender Joy Behar pressured Sanders to stop attacking Clinton and start defending her against Trump instead.